Sunday, December 16, 2012

Cardinal Dziwisz, Secretary of John Paul II, "moved" by Mass in Old Rite

(Krakow) Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, John Paul II's secretary for many years and since 2005, the Archbishop of the Old Polish capital of Krakow, was present on November 11th at a Holy Mass in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite.  The Sacrifice of the Mass in Krakow's Cross Church was celebrated by Father Wojciech Grygiel, the Superior of the Society of St. Peter in Poland.  The event was the tenth anniversary since the Polish Archdiocese regularly celebrated the Mass in the Tridentine Rite by the Society of St. Peter.

After the celebration, Cardinal Dziwisz expressed his gratitude:  "This Rite is very close to me.  It reminds me of my youth and the beginning of my priesthood.  It had moved me very much, to be present at this Mass in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite."

The Cardinal turend to the faithful, for the pastoral care of the Society of St. Peter to bring the Old Rite to expression and thanked them for the beauty of the celebration, to which he addressed not only the older people, who still recognized it from their youth, but not least the young people and students and he recalled that the Roman Right has two forms.

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  1. Don't get too excited. It was merely sentimentality over his youth that "moved" him.

  2. Heaven forbid any youth today should be allowed to experience the TLM.


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